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This challenging half marathon sees runners, walkers and cyclists circumnavigate the main road around the Orkney island of Rousay.

The Rousay Lap Half Marathon has become one of the most popular fixtures on the Orkney athletic calendar. An event with a real family feel, participants run, cycle or walk from the pier 13.1 miles around the island, taking in some spectacular scenery as they go.

The event is funded by the Rousay, Egilsay & Wyre Development Trust and is open to all ages, although under 16s must have their entry form signed by a parent or guardian, and under 12s must be accompanied by an adult. All finishers will be issued with a certificate and a Rousay Lap Half Marathon medal at the finish line.

The event is free but donations are welcomed and the surplus will be distributed to local island-based groups.

For details and to pre-enter please visit the Trust’s website or contact the office on 01856 821229 by Wednesday 23 August. You can also enter online via the Event Entry website. Alternatively, just head along on the day and register in the Rousay Heritage Centre before the Lap starts. Registration will open from 10:30am with the event starting at 12 noon. This year’s lap will be an anti-clockwise direction, finishing at Trumland house. All participants must complete the Lap by 4.30pm.

If you're travelling from the Orkney mainland visit the Orkney Ferries website to book your ferry space in advance.